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ORC Issues Equine Herpes Warning

October 19, 2012:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has been made aware of an outbreak of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus 1 at Hawthorne Race Course, a thoroughbred racetrack in Illinois. While racing will continue as scheduled at the track, Hawthorne has put a quarantine in place....read on

Survey: Biosecurity At Breeding Farms

October 3, 2012:

Healthy horses are the key to a sustainable equine industry. Biosecurity plays a vital role in both individual horse and herd health....read on

Horse Contracts Vesicular Stomatitis

August 10, 2012:

A horse recently tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS), a reportable disease as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that horse owners must immediately report the presence of any horse suspected of being affected by the disease....read on

Who Lives In Your Horse's House?

August 9, 2012:

OVC researcher, Dr. Scott Weese is going boldly forward, looking into what has been referred to as the "secondgenome" by looking at the microbial residents of a horse's gut....read on

Online Colic Survey Closing Soon

August 2, 2012:

Colic is the No. 1 killer of horses (other than old age!), and Equine Guelph has launched a comprehensive colic survey across Canada to better understand colic management practices in the industry and how people are dealing with colic....read on

ORC Heat/Horse Advisory

June 19, 2012:

The Ontario Racing Commission is reminding all members of the racing community to be on the alert for any hot weather effects on horses....read on

Equine Canada Updates Import Restrictions

May 3, 2012:

Two horses in the state of New Mexico, Otero County, were confirmed with Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) on April 20, 2012. This is the first detection of active VS in the United States since 2010....read on

Pocono, Chester Take Strangles Precautions

March 30, 2012:

It has been announced that until further notice, horses shipping from Saratoga to Pocono Downs or Chester Racetrack will be required to show proof of a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test for strangles....read on

ORC Addresses Saratoga Strangles

March 27, 2012:

Due to an outbreak of strangles at Saratoga Raceway, the Ontario Racing Commission advises Ontario tracks to use caution when considering entries of horses showing Saratoga lines in March....read on

Monticello Takes Strangles Precautions

March 26, 2012:

Monticello Raceway has announced that it is taking precautions to limit its exposure to an occurrence of streptococcus equi, commonly known as strangles, at Saratoga Harness Raceway....read on

Health Certificates Required At Meadowlands

March 24, 2012:

In light of the recent strangles outbreak at Saratoga Raceway, Meadowlands Racetrack has requested that, effective immediately, all horses shipping in to the New Jersey oval must have a 24-hour health certificate....read on

Tioga & Vernon Set To Open Barn Areas

March 23, 2012:

Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, in preparation for the 2012 race seasons, will open their barn areas on April 1....read on

Board Approves Saratoga Cancellations

March 23, 2012:

New York State Racing and Wagering Board Chairman John D. Sabini today announced that the Board approved a request from Saratoga Raceway to cancel live racing until April 11, 2012 in the wake of several horses at the track being diagnosed with Strangles, a highly contagious, non-lethal equine bacterial infection....read on

Health Certificates Required At Yonkers

March 23, 2012:

Effectively immediately, all horses entering Yonkers Raceway's paddock and barn area will be required to have a current health certificate....read on

Strangles Outbreak At Saratoga Harness

March 23, 2012:

Officials with Saratoga Gaming and Raceway have announced that due to and outbreak of strangles in the backstretch, all racing at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway has been cancelled....read on


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